Spring Day of Caring Projects

United Way of Greater Topeka’s Spring Day of Caring is set for May 23. The day features 185 volunteers from three of Topeka’s largest employers, Payless, Hills Pet Nutrition and Stormont-Vail HealthCare, cleaning and painting, landscaping, packing food boxes for seniors and making baby blankets.

In all, the volunteers are putting in 860 hours valued at $19,040.40 (according to the Independent Sector’s $22.14 average value of an hour of volunteer time).

Spring Day of Caring projects include:

Agency/Project 8 a.m. to Noon Noon to 4 p.m. (times vary – see below)
Jayhawk Theater: Cleaning and painting 25 volunteers from Payless8 a.m. to Noon 25 volunteers from PaylessNoon to 4 p.m.
The Villages: Clearing brush and trees 10 volunteers from PaylessNoon to 4 p.m.
Harvesters:Packing senior boxes 25 volunteers from Hills9 – 11 a.m. 15 volunteers from Payless1-3 p.m.
Let’s Help: Cleaning and moving donated items 25 volunteers from Hills1-4 p.m.
Boys & Girls Club: Cleaning and painting 5 volunteers from HillsAll day 5 volunteers from HillsAll day
Habitat for Humanity: Cleaning at store and building at building site 30 volunteers from HillsAll day 30 volunteers from HillsAll day
Successful Connections: Making cuddle blankets 10 volunteers from Hills12-4pm
Pine Ridge Prep & Community Center:Landscaping/painting 15 volunteers from Stormont-Vail HealthCare All Day 15 volunteers from Stormont-Vail HealthCare All Day

United Way brings together people, companies and nonprofits to create positive sustainable change in our community. By focusing on education, income and health, we help more children graduate and get stable jobs, help families become financially stable and improve the overall health of our community. United Way remains dedicated to Basic Needs including food, shelter, rent and utilities, health and prescription access and safety from domestic violence.

For more than 80 years United Way of Greater Topeka has been improving and changing lives. Since 1980, United Way has invested more than $105 million into the community.